Senior Resources Eastern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
Senior Resources is a strong voice for the region's elderly citizens. Through our involvement at the federal, state and local level we work to enhance the quality of life for older persons. In addition to advocating legislatively, our continuing work with volunteer and citizen groups increases public awareness of senior issues.
Our mission is to provide information and services to the aging population, individuals with disabilities, their families and care providers to maintain or improve their independence and quality of life.
Newly Launched Text-to-911 Emergency Access
This new Emergency Telecommunications System allows people to text their emergency situations to 9-1-1 if they are unable to place a voice call for any reason. This technology will work from any handheld device that allows texting, and is intended to provide equal access of emergency communications to Connecticut residents who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or may have another disability that affects speech. It is also intended for situations that would be unsafe to make a phone call, such as in an active shooter or domestic violence situation. The infrastructure and system have been a few years in the making and Connecticut is proud to be one of the few states that offer it.
Download a copy of this flyer by clicking on the image above. Want to learn more? Visit the website at www.Text911CT.org!